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In this episode of Out of the Archives "Play Ball: Sports and Athletics in Public Housing," former public housing residents and housing authority workers, share a range of stories about how late-night games of basketball would make a positive impact on communities and how diligent practicing could be life-changing.
A special thanks to the storytellers in this episode, including Olympic boxer of the Robert Taylor Homes, Lee Roy Murphy, James Purgatorio of the Jane Addams Homes, the former director of programs of the Chicago Housing Authority, Gil Walker, and former WNBA player of Mon View Heights, Tanisha Wright. We would also like to thank the members of the Museum's Oral History Corps and other oral historians who recorded these stories, including Francesco De Salvatore, Ashley Jefferson, and Shakira Johnson.
The stories span from 1943 to 1993.